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1885: Derby County CC v Sheffield & District CA

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Sheffield Sub-Site

 

Played at Low’s Restaurant, Victoria Street, Derby,

on the evening of Saturday, 08/12/1885,

over 11 boards, 2 games per board (time permitting).

 

This was the return match to that played in Sheffield on 16/02/1884.  Played commenced soon after 6 p.m. and ended at 9.45 p.m., when unfinished games were adjudicated.  In one unfinished game the Sheffield player was rook for knight up, and claimed a win, but his opponent wouldn’t accept a loss on adjudication, so, as the hour was late, the game was scored as a draw.  Messrs. Cooper (Derbyshire CCC) and Snow (Sheffield & District Chess Association) made the arrangements.

 

Results, as reported by the Sheffield & Rotherham Independent of Tuesday, 15/12/1885, were as follows:

 

 

Derbyshire

9½‑6½

Sheffield & DCA

1

C. W. Hives

½-½

F. E. Foster

2

J. S. West

1-0

J. M. Crossland

3

H. Balson

0-2

H. A. Rossell

4

W. R. Bland

1½-½

E. Barraclough

5

H. T. Bland

1-0

W. H. Camm

6

A. N. Owen

1½-½

Marriott Oakes

7

Geo. Brown

1-1

J Barren

8

J. S. Storey

1-0

S B Slack

9

W. Hutchison

0-1

R. Snow *

10

J. Cooper

0-1

R. Snow *

11

H. Chandler

1-0

P Gieve

* The Independent made no mention of R. Snow playing on two boards, so that was presumably an error.

 

The identities of the Sheffield & District players would appear to be as follows:

 

Name as Reported

Fuller Name

Club

F. E. Foster

Frederick Edward Foster

Sheffield Athenaeum

J. M. Crossland

John M. Crossland

St. George's

H. A. Rossell

Henry Augustus Rossell

Sheffield Athenaeum

E. Barraclough

Edwin Barraclough

Arundel

W. H. Camm

William Henry Camm

S. Athenaeum & Arundel

Marriott Oakes

Marriott Oakes

Sheffield Athenaeum

J Barren

J Barren

 

S B Slack

Samuel Benjamin Slack

 

R. Snow *

R. Snow *

Arundel

P Gieve

Percy Parnall Gieve

 

 

 

Created

20/05/2014

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

20/05/2014